Undergraduate Biology Research
Undergraduate research plays a vital role in the University of Findlay's biology degree program. Students have the unique opportunity to conduct hands-on research with our faculty, which can prove advantageous when applying to graduate schools. Some of these research opportunities have allowed students to travel nationally and internationally, and even work one-on-one with faculty to screen for anti-cancer properties.
Click here to read about some of the current research our students are doing.
Biology Alumni Success
UF biology graduates are working in a wide variety of career fields. Our alumni are working in hospitals, as marine mammal trainers, as nutritional entrepreneurs, in wildlife sanctuaries and for federal agencies, just to name a few.
"University of Findlay definitely helped shape my career. I had the opportunity to perform undergraduate research in the laboratory. I also had the opportunity to study abroad and, ultimately, by studying abroad I decided to pursue a graduate degree abroad, which led me to my connections and my career path."
-- Lisa Brown, MPH, Bachelor of Science in Biology '10 | Program officer for the Board of Health Sciences Policy at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, D.C.
Ecology and Environmental Studies
UF owns a 54-acre living laboratory perfect for student research!The Rieck Center for Habitat Studies
showcases diverse habitats, including: woodlands, flood plain and prairie. A bird observation room with feeding station and butterfly/hummingbird gardens are also featured.
Unique laboratories focus on molecular techniques, including gel electrophoresis, PCR and protein chromatography. Students can collaborate with faculty on independent research projects.
UF pre-med graduates are more than two times as likely to be accepted into medical school compared to the national average.
A biology degree opens many career options!
A bachelor's degree in biology from The University of Findlay is excellent preparation for a career in the following areas:
- Research - using the latest scientific tools
- Health care - public health, physician, dentist
- Environmental - management and conservation
- Education - teaching in high school or at a university
- Forensic science
- Business and industry
- Science writing and communication